Birth Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/2/2012
Parents' Wishes Sway Docs' Choices on Preterm Deliveries

Study found practice, counseling in very early gestation differed greatly among obstetricians

2/28/2012
Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms

Suggestions to protect yourself

2/10/2012
Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth

More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home

2/3/2012
Epidural Plus Fever in Mom May Raise Risks for Baby

Study found as mother's temperature rose, problems were more likely at birth

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding

Suggestions for getting ready

1/27/2012
Health Tip: Manage Pain During Childbirth

Suggestions to ease pain without medication

1/26/2012
More U.S. Babies Born at Home: Report

Home birth is seen as viable option for some women, experts say

1/23/2012
Abortion Safer for Women Than Childbirth, Study Claims

Risk of death, though small, is 14 times higher in full-term pregnancy

1/16/2012
Children Born by C-Section at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk

Large Norwegian study found likelihood greater when mothers had no allergies

1/4/2012
U.S. Twin Births Soar: CDC

Older mothers, fertility treatments contributed to 76% rise in past 30 years

12/13/2011
Some Causes of Stillbirth May Be Avoidable: Studies

Lifestyle factors like drinking, smoking and diabetes management might influence risk

12/9/2011
Psych Episode Near Childbirth May Presage Bipolar Disorder

Women with mental health issue within 30 days of delivery most likely to get diagnosis, study contends

12/6/2011
Very Low Birth Weight May Affect Adult Memory, IQ

Babies weighing less than 3.3 pounds are more likely to have lowered function as adults, study says

12/6/2011
Steroids May Boost Survival for Very Preemie Babies

New study also found reduced risk of brain injury for preterm infants

11/30/2011
Health Tip: Help Your Child Prepare for a Sibling

Suggestions to ease the transition

11/29/2011
New Software Might Help Predict Difficult Childbirth

Using 3-D reconstructions, program scores a mother's likelihood of normal delivery

11/21/2011
Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep at Night

Suggestions for weary parents

11/18/2011
C-Section Rate Drops for First Time in a Decade in U.S.

And teen birth rate falls to a record low, CDC says

11/17/2011
Mom-to-Be's Mental State May Affect Child's Development

Emotional consistency before and after birth seems best for baby, study suggests

11/17/2011
11/14/2011
Babies Put on Transplant List Before Birth Get Hearts Faster

On average, unborn babies are put on the list 18 days before birth, study shows

11/5/2011
Online Forums Can Help Women Cope With Pregnancy Loss

After miscarriage or stillbirth, message boards offer safe, convenient way to share feelings, study shows

10/20/2011
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns

New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

9/28/2011
Lung Function of Late Preemies May Improve With Age

Infants born moderately premature seem to have improved lung function in teen years, study shows

9/21/2011
Previous Infant Death Linked to Raised Risk of Stillbirth

Black women 9 times more likely than whites to experience stillbirth in later pregnancy, study finds

8/22/2011
Steps Outlined to Screen All Newborns for Heart Defects

N.J. will be first state to implement routine testing

8/11/2011
Women Born After Great Depression Had More Children, Study Finds

They had more babies than generation before, after

8/9/2011
Maternal Blood Test Can Determine Sex of Fetus at 7 Weeks

It's meant to spot conditions such as hemophilia but might be used to gauge gender, researchers say

7/19/2011
C-Section Rate in U.S. Climbs to All-Time High: Report

Cesareans should not be performed for the convenience of a woman or her doctor, expert says

6/28/2011
Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace

Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

6/22/2011
Eating Disorders May Raise Risk of Depression in Pregnancy

Screening for mental health problems, abuse should be routine part of prenatal care, researchers say

6/17/2011
Deaths Exceed Births in 24% of U.S. Communities: Report

Rural America hit hardest by 'natural decrease' as young move elsewhere, study finds

6/15/2011
Health Tip: Protect Newborns From the Sun

Suggestions to prevent burns in babies less than 6 months

6/2/2011
Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition

Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

5/20/2011
Home Births Jump 20 Percent in 4 Years: U.S. Report

Increase follows 15-year decline; experts remain divided on safety

5/18/2011
Are Affluent Women More Apt to Choose C-Section?

Scottish study finds equality between social classes for emergency deliveries, but not elective ones

5/16/2011
5/9/2011
Winter Conception Tied to Raised Risk for Autism

Study suggests environmental factors, such as seasonal viruses, may play a role

5/8/2011
Kids' Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study

Higher rates of the digestive disorder seen among children born in spring, summer, researchers find

4/29/2011
Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate

To help prevent the common birth defect, experts also advise folic acid for mom

4/27/2011
Higher Oxygen Levels Improve Preemie Survival: Study

But risks are involved, including eye damage, doctor notes

4/26/2011
One in 1,000 Newborns Develops Blood Poisoning: Study

Many providers weak on prevention, fail to do recommended screening for bacteria, researchers say

4/6/2011
Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women

The therapy worked in women with a short cervix, researchers say

4/1/2011
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Pre-Term Labor

Before week 37 of pregnancy

3/31/2011
U.S. Reports Continuing Drop in Birth Rate

Data show broad-based decline among all races, nearly all ages and in all states

3/10/2011
Animal Study May Explain Low Birth Weight-Obesity Link

Research suggests brain may be programmed to eat more in those malnourished before birth

3/4/2011
Study Finds Men Need More Support Before, After Child Birth

Giving men an outlet for their fears and worries about childbirth, parenthood will be good for the whole family, study finds

2/28/2011
Stress May Help Spur Weight Gain in New Moms, Study Finds

And those with higher BMIs developed more signs of depression, researchers found

2/25/2011
19th Century Polygamy Meant Fewer Kids Per Wife, Data Shows

Review of Utah records from 1800s sheds light on how such marriages affected population

2/22/2011
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms

Experts caution against electing to undergo a 'scheduled delivery' for non-medical reasons